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To bring a range of 28mm Hungarian Cavalry miniatures for WWII into production, including mounted and dismounted versions.
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Hello! We are Great Escape Games and we are launching this Kickstarter to bring a range of 28mm Hungarian Cavalry miniatures for WWII into production, including mounted and dismounted versions.

Thanks for watching and listening. We hope you like the figures and the project. Please go and visit our website, check out the facebook page and follow us on twitter.  We’ll be updating the Kickstarter regularly and bringing you more pictures of painted figures as soon as we get them.

Even if you might not be buying Hungarian Huszars, you may still use the pledge manager at the end to buy whatever you want from the extensive range of other miniatures we offer.  

Pledges of £100 or more will ship for free to most locations - see below. 

Like most armies in WWII, Hungary utilised horse mounted cavalry units in large formations. Hungarian Huszar regiments comprised about 3000 men and took part in operations in Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and Hungary itself.

Although we did see massed formations of horse mounted cavalry, these troops usually fought dismounted. There are accounts of mounted actions and WWII games allow for the use of cavalry units to operate mounted and dismounted.   

Our range of Hungarian Huszars will comprise a section of 10 mounted miniatures and a further section of 10 dismounted miniatures. We have decided to sculpt them with their very dashing Atilla jackets; these would be worn in colder conditions and they look really cool and provide some more interesting painting fun. 

Click the image above to see more photos
Click the image above to see more photos

All of the figures are single piece casts. Cavalry horses and riders are separate. Saddles and gear are cast as part of the horse. All figures come unpainted.

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http://www.greatescapegames.co.uk/hung-huszars

All the figures are sculpted and we have produced masters that we are showing you in these pictures. We will show more painted versions of the figures as the campaign progresses.  

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All pledge levels give you access to the pledge manager so that you can add on extra goodies and stretch goals. Some stretch goals are added free at the higher pledge levels. Stretch goals may be added by just increasing your pledge level, you'll tell us exactly which stretch goals you want following the campaign.     

Shipping is charged in addition to your pledge, AFTER THE CAMPAIGN, scroll to the bottom for more information. Please don't add the shipping cost during the campaign. 

The UK, EU nations, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are all eligible for the free shipping offer. Spanish Island territories and some others may be excluded.

If you spend over £100, your shipping will be FREE WORLDWIDE. You may opt for a courier service in the UK, or tracked priority service for the EU and Rest of the World, which will cost a little extra but will give peace of mind.   

As stretch goals are unlocked you may add them to your pledge by simply adding the amount to your pledge level. Remember that pledge levels of £50+ qualify for free stretch goals! For example, if you pledged £35 for the #3 Hadnagy (2ndLieutenant) pledge and wanted to add a stretch goal, just add the amount for that stretch goal to your pledge amount.

Once the KS is finished, we'll ask what extra stuff you want in the customer survey.   

Painted version of foot figure will appear soon. Pledges of £50+ get this stretch goal free.
Pledges of £99 or more get Stretch Goals #1 and #2 FREE!
Pledges of £110 or more get Stretch Goals #1, #2 and #3 FREE!

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 More photos, such as these, are hosted on our website.


Once the campaign is over, you will be invited to take a look at our store at www.greatescapegames.co.uk to add on further goodies from our catalogue, including other game systems, miniature ranges, tanks, plastic kits, paints, tufts and tons more. This is fulfilled with your KS miniatures in one go through our own webstore. 

A small selection of interesting add ons are detailed below: 

28mm metal miniatures. Supplied unpainted. Click on the pic above to see our Hungarian range.
28mm metal miniatures. Supplied unpainted. Click on the pic above to see our Hungarian range.
28mm metal miniatures. Supplied unpainted. Click on the pic above to see our Hungarian range.

We have decided to use Kickstarter for three reasons. One: we have added this project outside our budgetary parameters which were set in place earlier this year and have delivered a number of 28mm WWII ranges such as German and Soviet troops in Winter gear, Italian Alpini and Greek Elite Mountain Troops. We’ve invested in the sculpting of this additional range but wish to raise money to put the range into production now rather than wait many months to fit it into our production schedule. 

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Two: We want to see the potential for sizeable ranges of WWII cavalry. Even if you don’t want to buy WWII Hungarian cavalry, tell all of your gaming contacts about this Kickstarter because if this works we’ll do more and more WWII cavalry.

And thirdly, we hope this Kickstarter might bring Great Escape Games and our great ranges of miniatures and rules to a wider wargaming community.

We’re still focused on our other WWII ranges – we released Italian Bersaglieri in Winter Uniforms earlier in October – and will be announcing a brand new range later this year. Getting this Kickstarter over the line lets us release even more WWII figures than we normally could.

Risks and challenges

Great Escape Games was set up in 2005 and already produces many 28mm WWII ranges and two rule sets – Rules of Engagement and Iron Cross. We are best known for our popular Dead Man’s Hand range with a huge range of miniatures for cinematic-style gaming in the Old West.

We also publish 1914 and accompanying miniatures, The Chicago Way and miniatures, Clash of Empires, Sword & Spear and Seven Days to the River Rhine. Our online store supplies all of this worldwide along with other miniature ranges and hobby supplies such as paints, weathering materials, tufts and loads more.

We are a firmly established company and know how to bring figure ranges to the market. With all the figures sculpted and mastered, our key risk is over subscription. Our target fulfilment date of January, 2020 was set to mitigate against this; we have set our production schedule to give us time to deal with this eventuality.

We have recruited a number of partners to help us. Michael Percy is the sculptor, Macrocosm has done master moulds for us and Artmaster are painting the figures. Production of the final figures that you will receive is done in-house. All packaging and shipping is handled by our Cardiff distribution centre. Mark is in charge of all production, Stuart is project managing. The two of us, still both young and sprightly, have nearly 50 years experience in the industry.

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    #1 Honvéd

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    Pledges of £50+ will get Stretch Goal 1 for free. Pledges of £99+ will get Stretch Goals 1 and 2 for free. Pledges of £110+ will get Stretch Goals 1, 2 and 3 for free.

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    #2 Őrmester (Sergeant)

    One Hungarian Dismounted Huszár Troop - 10 foot figures

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    Shipping for this pledge level will be £2.50 UK, £4.95 EU, £7.20 RotW.

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    Includes:
    • • 2 Dismounted NCO’s
    • • Dismounted LMG Gunner
    • • Dismounted Bugler
    • • 6 Dismounted Huszars
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    #3 Hadnagy (2nd Lieutenant)

    One Hungarian Mounted Huszár Troop - 10 riders, 10 horses.

    Shipping is not included and will be collected afterwards in the pledge manager.
    Shipping for this pledge level will be £3.50 UK, £4.95 EU, £7.20 RotW.

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    • • Mounted LMG Gunner
    • • Mounted Bugler
    • • 6 Mounted Huszars
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    #4 Százados (Captain)

    One Hungarian Mounted Huszár Troop and one Hungarian Dismounted Huszár Troop - 10 foot figures, 10 riders, 10 horses.

    Shipping is not included and will be collected afterwards in the pledge manager.
    Shipping for this pledge level will be £3.50 UK, £6.40 EU, £9.90 RotW.

    STRETCH GOAL #1 IS AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED WHEN WE REACH IT
    THAT’S RIGHT, WE WILL ADD IT FOR FREE.

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    Includes:
    • • 2 Mounted NCO’s
    • • Mounted LMG Gunner
    • • Mounted Bugler
    • • 6 Mounted Huszars
    • • 2 Dismounted NCO’s
    • • Dismounted LMG Gunner
    • • Dismounted Bugler
    • • 6 Dismounted Huszars
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    #5 Őrnagy (Major)

    Two Hungarian Mounted Huszár Troops and Two Hungarian Dismounted Huszár Troops - 20 foot figures, 20 riders, 20 horses.

    Shipping is not included and will be collected afterwards in the pledge manager.
    Shipping for this pledge level will be £3.50 UK, £7.85 EU, £12.60 RotW.
    Spend £100 or more and shipping for this pledge level will be free for the UK, EU, US, Canada, NZ, Australia.
    You may choose a tracked or courier service depending on your territory. An extra charge will be applied.

    STRETCH GOALS #1 AND #2 ARE AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED WHEN WE REACH IT
    THAT’S RIGHT, WE WILL ADD THEM FOR FREE.

    Check the pictorial guide in the campaign page for more information.

    Includes:
    • • 2 Mounted NCO’s
    • • Mounted LMG Gunner
    • • Mounted Bugler
    • • 6 Mounted Huszars
    • • 2 Dismounted NCO’s
    • • Dismounted LMG Gunner
    • • Dismounted Bugler
    • • 6 Dismounted Huszars
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    #6 Ezredes (Colonel)

    Only for the most dashing of wargamers!
    Three Hungarian Mounted Huszár Troops and One Hungarian Dismounted Huszár Troop - 10 foot figures, 30 riders, 30 horses.

    Shipping is not included and will be collected afterwards in the pledge manager.
    Shipping for this pledge level will be free for the UK, EU, US, Canada, NZ, Australia.
    You may choose a tracked or courier service depending on your territory. An extra charge will be applied.

    STRETCH GOALS #1, #2 AND #3 ARE AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED WHEN WE REACH IT
    THAT’S RIGHT, WE WILL ADD THEM FOR FREE.

    Check the pictorial guide in the campaign page for more information.

    Includes:
    • • 2 Mounted NCO’s
    • • Mounted LMG Gunner
    • • Mounted Bugler
    • • 6 Mounted Huszars
    • • 2 Dismounted NCO’s
    • • Dismounted LMG Gunner
    • • Dismounted Bugler
    • • 6 Dismounted Huszars
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